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Staying Cool

In the heat of the summer people find lots of ways to stay cool… Gjon Mili, [Fashion advertisement for Saks Fifth Avenue], ca. 1946 (7.1998) Lou Bernstein, N.Y. City, 1977 (27.1992) Martin Munkacsi, [Women on swings], 1928 (2007.110.425)

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In a Dream

Jenny Holzer, Selection from the Survival Series from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy, 1983-83 (published 1991) (2.1998.l) Thomas Ruff, Constellations from the portfolio In a Dream You Saw … Continue reading

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The Science of Sports

Dr. Harold Eugene Edgerton (American, 1903–1990) was given the 1987 ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement. Edgerton revolutionized photography in the 1930’s with his incorporation of strobe lights into the medium (an effect which essentially allowed split-second motion to be … Continue reading

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Jazz and Jam

Gjon Mili, Duke Ellington, piano, 1943 Trained as an engineer and self-taught in photography, Gjon Mili came to the United States in 1923 and became a Life photographer in 1938. In his field Mili was renowned for his pioneering work … Continue reading

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It’s Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington’s 111th Birthday Anniversary Today!

Gjon Mili, Duke Ellington, 1943 There’s a 24-hour birthday broadcast on WKCR. And festivities around Duke Ellington (1899-1974) circle (110th Street and 5th Avenue). Jazz and Jam After attending one of my parties, George Frazier, Life’s Entertainment Editor, a jazz … Continue reading

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